Where do most Canadians go when they travel? Most of the Canadian travel right in their own back yard and stay in Canada. With a country as large and diverse as Canada it is easy to see why.
However many Canadians also travel to other countries. Ever wonder where they are going? Here are the top 15 destinations for Canadian travel abroad:
Source: Statistics Canada, Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics.
It is no surprise that our closest neighbour to the south receives the bulk of our travel. From New York to California to Florida, there is an unlimited supply of interesting and warm destinations to flock to.
A lot of our travel also heads to Europe where many Canadians still have family ties. In any case, these top travel destinations do provide for interesting experiences. Find out more about each destination.....
From 'sea to shining sea' the United States is a travel destination with a lot to offer. Definitely one of the most dynamic countries, with its wide range of landscapes, diverse cultural experiences, many cosmopolitan cities and small friendly towns that can offer something for everyone.
Find more information for your travel from the USA Tourist Site
Discover everything that Mexico has to offer you for a unique and unforgettable trip experience. Beaches, colonial cities, archaeological sites, rich cuisine, crafts, bountiful nature, golf courses, spas and much more. The top destinations in Mexico attract thousands of visitors each year.
United Kingdom - England
Visiting England can be a true experience. English people, their hospitality and culture are warm in the United Kingdom. From the amazing London experience to the unique South, quaint Midlands and historic North, it can be an extremely rewarding travel experience.
Find more information for your travel from the British Tourist Site
There are many reasons why France remains the number one tourist destination in the world. Traditionally known as an ancient country rich in cultural heritage and remarkable historic landmarks. France is a land of mysterious prehistoric caves and Celtic monoliths, Roman ruins, medieval fortresses and Renaissance castles.
Find more information for your travel from the France Tourist Site
The largest Caribbean island, Cuba offers breathtaking beaches and scenery; fascinating history; rich culture; ecological wonders and more.
Find more information for your travel from the Cuba Tourist Site
A combination of enchanting history, breathtaking mountains, spectacular beaches with azure waters, and the seductive beat of the Merengue, makes this friendly island a great beach destination. Golf is also one of the DR's top attractions, now with over 15 courses in exquisite settings, some from world-class designers such as Robert Trent Jones.Find out which Dominican Republic resorts are popular.
Find more information for your travel from the Dominican Republic Tourist Site
Germany - there's something for everyone - from charming Rhine River cruises and the traditional Oktoberfest to the cultural hotbed of Berlin and the thrill of skiing or snowboarding in the Alps. With so much to see and do, a vacation to Germany is one you'll never forget.
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the Germany Tourist Site
Italy is one of the most popular vacation countries in Europe, all seasons being good for a visit. From the sunny southern slopes of the Alps to the lush orange groves of Sicilia, Italy offers enormous variety in its natural scenery and historical backgrounds.
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the Italy Tourist Site
Although small in size, Holland has a lot to offer. There are of course the windmills, tulips, bikes and dykes but there are also many museums, and you can cycle through the bulb fields, sail the Dutch waterways, sleep in its castle/hotels, use it as your gateway to Europe. Another plus, most people can speak English too!
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the Netherlands Tourist Site
Visiting Spain is not only about sun, great cuisine, and a warm welcome, but also its rich monumental heritage and dazzling natural environment. There is a perfect destination for everyone in Spain.
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the Spain Tourist Site
The diversity of the landlocked, mountainous country is the essence of Switzerland and gives the country its unique identity. Still, it is best known for its financial institutions, fine cheeses and chocolate, watch-making industry, for its scenery and an excellent network of public transportation.
Find more informationfor your Canadian travel from the Switzerland Tourist Site
This popular Asian destination is home to millions of people and is a land filled with robust industries, services, and a distinct culture, all of its own. There is much to see, so plan your trip wisely. Stay a few days in Tokyo, do some shopping in the Ginza district, hop a shinkansen to Kyoto.
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the Japan Tourist Site
China is forever linked to its ancient civilization, friendly people, and many of the world's most revered treasures, such as The Great Wall, Terra-Cotta Warriors & Horses and the Yangtze River. Today, one can also find spectacular architecture and towering skylines in Shanghai and Beijing (site of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the China Tourist Site
Austria offers the riches of Europe in the proverbial nutshell: spectacular vistas, Alpine splendor, pulsating nightlife, sophisticated shopping, classical culture and culinary adventure. And not to forget: Austria is the cradle of Alpine skiing - and skiing is a way of life in the country of any skier's dreams.
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the Austria Tourist Site
Don't simply see Australia immerse yourself in it. From visiting Sydney, one of the world's most vibrant cities, Australia's cultural capital Melbourne, the wildlife of Kangaroo Island, the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef, these are one of many adventures.
Find more information for your Canadian travel from the Australia Tourist Site
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